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North Pier Brewing Company

North Pier Brewing Company
Old Shuck London Porter

Category: Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
2017 Best Porter

North Pier Brewing Company
Old Shuck London Porter

Category: Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5%
Nearly opaque medium brown color. Roasted, savory aromas and flavors of dark roasted chestnuts, pumpernickel, hint of jerky, and fresh herbs in a clay pot with a satiny, bright, finely carbonated, dryish medium body and a tingling, intriguing, medium-long finish that exhibits elements of chocolate pudding, creme brulee with coffee, roasted yams and carrots, and greens finish. A spot on, tasty porter with nice balance and drinkability.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Smooth & Mild & Malty
Aroma Aroma: dark roasted chestnuts, pumpernickel, hint of jerky, and fresh herbs in a clay pot
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of chocolate pudding, creme brulee with coffee, roasted yams and carrots, and greens
Bitterness Bitterness: Low/Medium
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Mushroom Cheeseburger , Beef Stroganoff, Beaufort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A spot on, tasty porter with nice balance and drinkability.

The Producer

North Pier Brewing

The Producer
3266 Estates Drive
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
USA
1 269-757-7163

Porter

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
Porters are red-brown to black in color and range from 4.5-6.5% in alcohol. They are medium to full-bodied and characterized by a flavor profile that varies from subtle dark malts to fully-roasted, smoky flavors. Although porter was the drink of the masses in 1700s London, it is no longer a significant factor in the British market today. However, porters are increasingly popular in today’s US market and often display the influence of hops in richer craft-brewed examples. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Fuller’s London Porter, Samuel Smiths Taddy Porter, Meantime London Porter and Flossmoor Station Pullman Brown Ale.